Saratoga Race Course

Whitney, Travers Highlight 2017 Meeting At Saratoga

The 2017 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will again be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing. The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.775 million in purses, will run from Friday, July […]

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Saratoga’s All-Sources Handle Just Short Of 2015 Record Level

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) concluded its 2016 season at Saratoga Race Course with all-sources handle of $647,322,503, virtually flat with last year’s record wagering that had shattered the previous high water mark by more than 10 percent. * “The 2015 season, which saw uncommonly good weather and the presence of a Triple […]

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Brown, Jose Ortiz, And Michael Dubb Take Titles At Saratoga

Earning his first-ever training title at Saratoga Race Course while setting the record for most wins during a meet with 40, Mechanicville, N.Y. native Chad Brown captured the H. Allen Jerkens training title, while jockey Jose Ortiz emerged atop the jockey standings with 65 winners. Michael Dubb took top honors as leading owner. Having finished […]

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NYRA Announces Late Pick 5 For Closing Weekend At Saratoga

The New York Racing Association announced today that beginning Friday, September 2, a second Pick 5 will be added to the wagering menu at Saratoga Race Course through the closing day of the meet, Monday, September 5. The popular multi-race wager will cover the last five races of each card and feature the same 15 […]

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Severe Storm Forces Fasig-Tipton To Cancel Day 1 Of New York-Bred Sale

Severe weather made for a double-cancellation day at Saratoga, as Fasig-Tipton cancelled the first day of its New York-Bred yearling sale just after Saratoga Race Course scrapped the remainder of its card earlier in the afternoon due to storms. After several bands of severe thunderstorm caused audio problems in the pavillion and knocked a tree into […]

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Asmussen And Pletcher Bring In Promising 2-Year-Olds For Saratoga Special

Between them, veteran trainers Steve Asmussen and Todd Pletcher have won four editions of the Grade 2 Saratoga Special, which will be run for the 111th time Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Given their proven prowess with 2-year-olds, Asmussen and Pletcher’s starters in this year’s 6.5-furlong dirt race will receive a long look, but there […]

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Moonlight Song Returns From One-Year Layoff With Morrissey Win, Gives Ortiz 1,000th Victory

Moonlight Song, who had not raced since winning last year’s edition of the $100,000 John Morrissey for New York-breds, showed no rust in defending his title.   Ridden by Jose Ortiz, who notched his 1,000th career win in the Morrissey, the 9-year-old gelding was a three-quarter-length winner over Ostrolenka. Owned and bred by Albert Fried Jr., […]

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Saratoga Reports Mild Increase In Handle On Opening Day

Opening Day of the 2016 season at Saratoga Race Course featured new attractions, the debut of Saratoga LIVE and an all-sources handle of $17,768,443, a less than one percent increase over last year’s figure of $17,706,202. Total paid attendance for Friday, July 22 was 32,980, a five percent decrease over last year’s figure of 34,783. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Saratoga’s Lure, New York’s Hook?

Today, the timeless tradition of Thoroughbred racing at Saratoga begins again. The six-week meet is one of the most enticing events of the year for fans, bettors, and horsemen. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what makes Saratoga so alluring and preview some of the can’t-miss racing battles […]

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Thoroughbred Racing Dudes: Todd Pletcher Juveniles Key To Saratoga Success

This article was originally published by the Thoroughbred Racing Dudes. For more original content, free win picks, premium handicapping and more, visit racingdudes.com. Trainer Todd Pletcher will look to continue his streak of six straight training titles at Saratoga Race Course this summer. Led by a group of new, bright two-year old juveniles, Pletcher should have a very […]

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